Jofra Archer went wicketless during the first innings of the first Test match against West Indies. Since then, he has been criticised by everyone on social media and people have disputed his selection over Stuart Broad. Former Windies fast bowler Tino Best also didn’t hold himself back and openly scrutinised the performance of Archer.
Broad also expressed his disappointment over not being included in the squad. He stated that he was frustrated and gutted as skipper Ben Stokes wanted to go with extra pace. Best added fuel to the fire on Twitter as he slammed England’s selection.
Jofra Archer slams Tino Best
He commented that it wasn’t fair on Broad and questioned Archer’s selection over him.
“Honestly why Archer playing before Broad chaaaaa fair is fair tho, cause u have Wood bowling 90+ , And he’s bowling the same pace as Broad , I have no problem with Broad being pissed. #EngVsWI ….. that’s not fair at all”, Best tweeted.
Honestly why Archer playing before Broad chaaaaa fair is fair tho🥺🥺, cause u have Wood bowling 90+ , And he’s bowling the same pace as Broad , I have no problem with Broad being pissed 😤 #EngVsWI ….. that’s not fair at all 😒 .— Tino95 (@tinobest) July 10, 2020
Meanwhile, Jofra Archer didn’t hold back and fought in a war of words with Tino Best on Twitter. The England fast bowler was bothered by the comments Best made and addressed him himself.
Archer asked Best, “With all this knowledge how are you not a coach yet ?”
With all this knowledge how are you not a coach yet ? https://t.co/AU0m4LdgVU— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) July 10, 2020
The Barbados-born Jofra Archer was upset with what Tino Best had written about him and took it personally. The fast bowler has had an up and down Test career since his debut series which was the Ashes in 2018. There is a lot of hype around Archer especially created by English media and he has been received trolls every time he failed.
As far as the Test match is concerned, West Indies batsmen bossed day 2 at Southampton. After dismissing England cheaply in the first innings, they managed to get a lead of over 100 with 2 days remaining in the match. England openers managed to survive the last 10 overs of the day 3 and will start Day 4 with all 10 wickets in hand.